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School enrollment climbs in Richmond, Columbia counties

...County adopted a budget in June allowing for the hiring of 20 new teachers to help keep class sizes low. Program Director Jeff Baker said the system has expanded its facilities near the Fort Gordon area, adding additional classrooms to Sue Reynolds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-08-19/school-enroll
School officials excited by Fort Gordon's growth

...more to the district. The school system has expanded several schools close to the Fort Gordon area. Program Director Jeff Baker said eight new classrooms have been built at Sue Reynolds Elementary School, and Langford Middle School has 10 new classrooms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-07-20/school-offici
Expect higher traffic on the road and in the air for Memorial Day 2015

...will allow motorists to get to and from their holiday destinations with less congestion and less aggravation," said Jeff Baker, Georgia Department of Transportation Director of Construction. "This is the first holiday of the summer travel season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-19/expect-higher-traffic-road-an
Opinions on Murphey-Josey merger remain mixed after meeting with school system officials

...voiced concern about a blended population.Richmond County Assistant Superintendent Lamonica Lewis and Program Director Jeff Baker described the new middle school wing planned at Josey and listed "the many positive benefits" the merger will bring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-23/opinions-murphey-josey-me
Braves outlast rain, Marlins in series opener

...Brave, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Grilli gave up a run-scoring single to Adeiny Hechavarria. Grilli then struck out Jeff Baker to earn his fourth save.A single by pinch hitter Jace Peterson and double by Eric Young Jr. knocked Marlins starter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-14/braves-outlast-rain-marl
Ex-Brave Martin Prado helps lead Miami past Atlanta

JUPITER, Fla. - Former Brave Martin Prado drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and Jeff Baker added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, leading the Miami Marlins past Atlanta 5-1 on Friday.Wandy Rodriguez made a strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-20/ex-brave-martin-prado-he
Butler High School shows off renovations

...updated facility, the result of a 20-month program designed to modernize and improve the aging school.Program Director Jeff Baker said Butler's two-phase renovation, ultimately costing $23 million in special purpose local option sales tax funds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-07-23/butler-high-s
Construction ongoing at Butler, Josey high schools

...cafeteria wing will be demolished and replaced with a new career and technical education building.Program Director Jeff Baker said the renovations are meant to help the school deal with population growth, along with offering new classes to students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-03/construction-ongoing-butl
Richmond County schools anticipate populations rising as Fort Gordon presence increases

...we have people move to these areas, these schools could really start to feel it," Richmond County Program Director Jeff Baker said. "We knew we'd have to expand from a facility standpoint to deal with this projected growth."Both Sue Reynolds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-05-10/schools-anticipate-popula
Historic building on Lucy C. Laney High School campus demolished for new construction

...launched in August, which includes new classrooms, gymnasium upgrades and a new kitchen and cafeteria.Program Director Jeff Baker said the building's general deterioration and centralized location made it difficult to preserve or incorporate into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-19/historic-building-lucy-c-